Ventusky: Weather Maps & Radar 4+

The Most Advanced Weather App

InMeteo, s.r.o.

    • $3.99

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Description

The app combines highly accurate weather forecast for your location with a 3D map showing development of weather in a broader area in a very interesting way. This allows you to see where precipitation is going to come from or where the wind is blowing from. The uniqueness of the app comes from the amount of data displayed. Forecast of weather, precipitation, wind, cloud cover, atmospheric pressure, snow cover and other meteorological data for different altitudes is available for the whole world.

WIND ANIMATION
The Ventusky application solves weather displaying in an interesting way. Wind is displayed using streamlines which clearly portray the continuous development of weather. Airflow on Earth is always in motion and the streamlines depict this motion in an amazing way. This makes the interconnection of all atmospheric phenomena obvious.

WEATHER FORECAST
Weather forecast for the first three days is available in the app in one-hour steps. For other days, it’s available in three-hour steps. Users can also look up sunrise and sunrise times in a given place or air quality.

WEATHER MODELS
Thanks to the Ventusky application, visitors get data directly from the numerical models that, just a few years ago, were used solely by meteorologists. The app collects data from the most accurate numerical models. Besides the well-known data from the American GFS and HRRR models, it also displays data from the Canadian GEM model and the German ICON model, which is unique thanks to its high resolution for the whole world. Two models, EURAD and USRAD, are based on current radar and satellite readings. These models are able to show precisely current precipitation in US and Europe.

WEATHER FRONTS
You can also display weather fronts. We have created a neural network that predicts the positions of cold, warm, occluded, and stationary fronts based on data from weather models. This algorithm is unique, and we are the first on the world who makes global fronts forecast available to users.

LIST OF WEATHER LAYERS
• Temperature (16 levels)
• Temperature anomaly
• Perceived temperature
• Wind (16 levels)
• Wind gusts (1 hour, long time maximum)
• Precipitation (1 hour, 3 hour, long time accumulation)
• Radar
• Cloud cover (high, middle, low, total)
• Satellite
• Snow cover (total, new)
• Humidity (4 layers)
• Dew point
• Air pressure
• CAPE, CIN, LI, Helicity (SRH)
• Freezing level
• Wave forecast
• Ocean currents
• Air quality (AQI, NO2, SO2, PM10, PM2.5, O3, dust or CO)
• Probability of aurora

LIST OF WEATHER WIDGETS
• Forecast 4x2
• Forecast 2x2
• Forecast 4x4
• Radar 4x2
• Radar 2x2

The app is completely free of ads. All features are available after download (the app does not include in-app purchases). Do you have questions or suggestions? Please email us at info@ventusky.com

What’s New

Version 20.0.1

1) Radar forecast for several hours is here! We combine data from the world's best models with the highest resolution to offer the most accurate radar forecast on the market.
2) Showers on the British Isles and Ireland can change very quickly. Thus we have added a special regional model UKMO UK with a resolution of 2 km and rapid updates every hour. Radar forecast from this model is now available.
3) Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22.3K Ratings

22.3K Ratings

PolarBearQM ,

*Updated* Good Start

So far so good. The updates for the initial bugs have really helped. Look forward to the possibility of landscape mode on iPhone. Biggest downfall right now and what keeps me going back to the website instead of the app is there's no wave information in the app. My job is on the water so that's a significant loss in my book. Look forward to seeing that as an addition.

*As the developer said in their response to my original review, it would take a bit, but they came through as promised and the wave height has been added with all the other features they've put in so far. It works great! And now information I need daily for work is quickly and easily accessible and I can even get updates while out on the boat if needed as long as we are near shore and get cell service. The app is much smoother to operate on-the-go over the website (not criticizing the website, merely thinking of ease of use on a smartphone) and now has all the features for forecasting a day or several working out on the water. Thank you!*

Developer Response ,

Thank you, I am glad to hear that!

wmonte ,

Incredibly valuable

As a private pilot, I love this app. It gives an incredibly valuable overview of how the air is moving, and how it’s expected to change. The visual display gives you an intuitive sense that’s hard to get any other way. It also shows details, like patches of winds you might not anticipate from a Surface Analysis, METARs, TAFs, or winds aloft. Other layers like temps, air pressure, Thunderstorms and freezing levels also help build your understanding of the day’s conditions. And it’s fun to look at big picture stuff all around the world.

Two minor complaints: Value numbers can be impossible to read against dark colored areas like storms, and don’t increase in size when you zoom in.
Wind streak lines are a bit short. I’d like to see more custom display settings like on the web version.

iNimsy ,

Overall very useful and great visualizations, use of data. But there is a data issue.

I use the app frequently as we are at an altitude where wind can be a concern. Being able to see wind speed at various altitudes helps greatly.

Just one thing: there’s a bug in the app when I happened to tap on the farthest day out (current day + 7, last three times of the day) where the shown wind speed jumps up to 230mph for all locations. Clearly this is a null data problem and not really an issue for normal use of the app. Just wanted to flag it so the developer can add it to the bug list.

Which is my only other issue with the app: the developer has many obstacles to getting in touch, providing feedback, etc. I’m posting this info here in App Store feedback as I’m hoping the developer is bothering to check this feedback. Recent lack of developer replies maybe suggests this won’t happen though.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your review. Could you please send us a screenshot of this bug on info@ventusky.com?

App Privacy

The developer, InMeteo, s.r.o., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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